Wednesday, 26 September 2012


As you may know in workshop we have made clocks here are some photos of them

By Jenna!!!!

This is Katherine with her X patterned clock.

This is Ollie with his irregular octagon shaped clock!

This is Anthony with his awesome clock!!!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

SPEC extension

At SPEC extension we made veneer clocks! Veneer is basically a type of nearly paper thin wood. It is just made of wood! We made designs then made them out of veneer and and then glued them to MDF wood to make the base of our clock. Then we varnished them twice and waited for them to dry before we assembled them. Some people finished over and hour early so they made extra little projects with veneer. By the end of the second day we were all pretty exhausted and had sore backs but our clocks came out beautifully. Thanks Mr Bunks for organising this fun activity and trusting us with the challenge.

For the last time, Bye

Emily, Rm 5

Here are some photos of us working...

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Workshop last day!

On Monday Huia had our last day at workshop spec and it was a blast! Almost everybody finished off their projects and extra little projects. Although we are all sad to be going it will be good to get to a new spec. This will not be our last post as we ( Jenna & Emily) are in Spec extension! So we will report back about how that goes! Until then, bye

Emily, room 5

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Woodwork Update

It's nearing the end of the term which means sadly people in Workshop now will move to Foods, everyone's projects are almost complete like Emily's below.

 They are pecking birds and once she has assembled them they will peck on the wood making a clacking noise.
Emily's pecking birds.
By Jenna

These are the treasure boxes we have made
Cutting up wood.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Treasure chests

In workshop we have been making treasure chests as our main project. Yesterday we finished off sanding and put hinges on them. Some of us also started to varnish our boxes to finish them off. Screwing the hinges on proved to be a very big task as there were only 2 screwdrivers and it also took quite a while to screw them in because it was a bit small and annoying to handle.

Some of us are well on our way to finishing our extra projects and others are still just starting. There are only a few people who need to make there pencil holders on the lathe now so we should be on track for this term.

Watch this space!

Emily, room 5

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Working Hard!!!!

We are working hard in Workshop that's for sure, creating our treasure chests and for those who are a little bit further ahead then others are even able to create a wooden toy from the books Mr Bunks let us look through. I am lucky to be able to create a wooden toy, so I have decided to make a frog, but I am yet to start it. Emily is also a bit ahead so she is creating pecking birds.

Here are some pictures of us hard at work!!!!!

By Jenna Room 5

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Update, week 6

Yesterday we all finished our light circuits in workshop. We also started treasure chest boxes, they're just boxes but they are shaped like treasure chests. We have also all nearly finished our cool hinges. I have finished mine and I am extremely happy with it. Some people are still finishing of their pencil holders on the lathe and others are way ahead and doing extra projects. So to sum up we are all a bit over the place but that is not always a bad thing. We are all having a lot of fun and there is a lot more where that came from. Bye for now

Emily, rm5